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Posted By: Steve Gardham
13-May-19 - 05:48 PM
Thread Name: If you don't like ballads......
Subject: RE: If you don't like ballads......
Al. 1904, highly likely, but not 904!

Iain, not Mr Spring by any chance? Bruford's piece very interesting particularly relevant towards the end, but necessarily an awful lot of conjecture and guesswork. To the best of my knowledge Irish language poetry has no bearing whatsoever on the 'ballad' form and Bruford bears this out. The word 'ballad' is not used once.